Happy St Patrick’s Day – Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for March 17, 2019 @ 1:15 pm est

DAVE Tops the UK Album Chart with Debut Album ‘PSYCHODRAMA’

Widely considered the most seminal British album of recent times, Dave’s debut album ‘Psychodrama’ goes straight in at No.1 on the Official Charts UK Album Chart. With three tracks currently in the top 15 and ten out of the eleven songs in the top 40, the album amassed the biggest first week streams for a debut British album ever, instantly cementing both its reputation as a modern classic and Dave as one of the most important artists our time. ‘Psychodrama’ is available to purchase and stream HERE.

Avrex, No Malice (Clipse) – “Step Into The Light”

The MA born VA raised Avrex partners up with fellow Virginian No Malice on this vintage Hip-Hop banger. Avrex drops his 2nd single “Step Into The Light” feat. No Malice, produced by Astro off his upcoming album “Growth.”


“This is personal,” Fern says of the new single. “‘Que Lo Que’ is wrapped in a fun beat and tempo, but the lyrics are very real. It’s like our anthem—expressing gratitude to our families for sticking by us along this journey and to our God for delivering us from our past; but it’s also a song where we pledge our commitment to never return to our old selves.

Riot Ten & Stoutty Light Up The Party With “All The Smoke” Feat. Bok Nero

“All The Smoke” is the first official collaboration between Riot Ten and rising South Bay producer Stoutty and will appear on Riot Ten’s forthcoming 3rd EP with Dim Mak. The single follows Riot Ten’s acclaimed Hype or Die: Genesis EP, which featured the colossal Bok Nero collaboration “Act A Fool.” Coming off months of shows on his “Hype Or Die” headline tour, Riot Ten is back on the road right now, bringing new music to fans across the globe. He’s currently support on Adventure Club’s “Death or Glory” tour, which takes him across the United States this spring, including dates in New York, Chicago, and Boston. Alongside these shows, fans can catch Riot Ten in Germany, Switzerland and Canada, as well as at festivals Electric Forest, Illfest, Ever After Music Fest, Paradiso, and Global Dub (Red Rocks).

JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE Release Third Single and Video!

The flashy band with an eighties flair JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love release their third single and video for the song “Blinded” today.


03 Greedo Recruits Mustard For Still Summer In The Projects LP, Nabs YG For “Wasted”

Few rappers can combine athletic rhyming and off-kilter melody like Watts, California’s 03 Greedo. Returning for his first post-prison project, Greedo announces Still Summer In The Projects, executive produced by Mustard. Upgrading and refining the sound that dominated pop music, Mustard crafts fiery West Coast instrumentals, complementing his signature handclaps and hi-hat rolls with bouncy synths and liquid keys. Ever an unconventional emcee, Greedo approaches the beats from odd angles, sliding entrancing melodic lines squarely within the instrumental’s negative space. Spanning 11 songs, Still Summer In the Projects displays the versatility and variety typical of a Greedo project, ranging from wavy trap ballads like “Gettin Ready,” to ferocious and cocky street tales like “Bet I Walk,” and riders’ anthems like “Greedo’s Trap House.” The project culminates in the gorgeous closing track “Visions,” which finds Greedo reflecting on his prison sentence and envisioning his comeback, ending with a confessional delivered by Greedo through a prison phone. Featuring appearances from YG, Shoreline Mafia, and Trilliano, Still Summer In the Projects releases on March 29th via Alamo/Interscope/10 Summers.

Carousel Kings Reveal New Album Details and Music Video

Thunderous, heart-stomping melodies and guitar work are what makes up Pennsylvania’s most explosive act CAROUSEL KINGS, who return with Plus Ultra, their fourth full-length album, coming May 31, 2019. Today the band divulges details behind the release and the first video/single “Code Breaker (Smile).”

Jade Bird Releases “My Motto” – Currently On Tour w/ Hozier

“My Motto,” the latest song from breakout singer, songwriter and performer Jade Bird is out now. The video is out as well directed by Jamie Thraves who also shot ‘I Get No Joy’.’

IN HER OWN WORDS release new single + video “STEADY GLOW”

Los Angeles, California’s In Her Own Words have just released a brand new single, and title track, off the new album, “Steady Glow.” The song delivers a different, yet powerful sound in comparison to previous releases.

Junaco – Ominous New Single // Lo-fi Indie Duo

Junaco is the foundation of Shahana Jaffer and Joey LaRosa. Born in the unincorporated mountain town on the outskirts coastal Northern California, the duo found an escape from musical conventions. Fleeing the rituals of rushing through songs, away from the nonsense of worrying, a budding partnership was found based equally on half-parts progression and melody. Mellow bursts of epiphany and pleas of gentle seduction give way to driving grooves in Junaco’s music, leaving the immediate fan with a delicate, instantly familiar and completely unassailable batch of songs.

CALAMITY: Puerto Rican thrashers release the video “Guerreros” from the upcoming album Kairos

Puerto Rican hard-hitting thrash metal group CALAMITY offers a lethal dose of headbanging tribulation through the video “Guerreros” — the second single off of their upcoming album, Kairos. The sophomore album, Kairos, will be out this May 2019.

Johnny Orlando Releases Debut EP ‘TEENAGE FEVER,’ OUT NOW Via Island Records

Following nearly a year in the studio, singer-songwriter and JUNO Award nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Johnny Orlando releases his highly anticipated debut EP Teenage Fever today via Island Records.

DNMO releases ‘No Way Out’ on Deadbeats [from forthcoming EP on Zeds Dead’s label]

“‘No Way Out’ was one of the first steps I took over the last 12 months towards a new electronic meets pop wave of my music. I think most people have experienced feeling like they’re in a never-ending tricky situation, or felt the paranoia of someone you love being shady. So when Noy showed me her initial idea, I knew we could team up and create something the majority of us can relate to.” – DNMO.

Giuda Release New Single “Space Walk”

Roman glam-rockers Giuda have released “Space Walk,” the second single from their upcoming album E.V.A. available April 5 via Burger Records. “Space Walk” leads in with an arena rock beat reminiscent of AC/DC unfolding into a steady upbeat that practically forces you to move with the rhythm. Lyrically the track reflects the overall theme of E.V.A. (Extravehicular Activity), as guitarist Lorenzo explains, “when it comes to the theme of outer space and journeying into other dimensions, it’s not just an aesthetic thing with us. It’s also about what’s happening currently both in Italy and around the world. Everyone seems to be in fear of being invaded by other cultures.”

Award-winning French pop/rock trio Hyphen Hyphen ft. multi-platinum artist Kiiara

The band has had an impressive few years with having their debut record go gold, winning Best New Live Act at the France Music Awards (2016), reaching #1 on iTunes for their debut album, playing over 500+ live dates since 2016 and partnering with Yves Saint Laurent on an upcoming 2019 ad campaign. The trio released their new feminist driven “Lonely Baby” which features multi-platinum artist Kiiara.

Cocky-pop trailblazer Vera Hotsauce channels G.Stefani on “Hey Boy”      

The track is a collab with LA-based collective Moving Castle and Vera is affiliated with Diplo.

Sandra Kolstad: New single, “A Minute Ago”, out March 22nd

A Minute Ago is about how abrupt and brutal a relationship can turn. The feeling that can arise when your nearest rejects you, because it is not just the relationship that crumbles, but also everything around you. The world, existence, and worst of all, the deepest, innermost parts of yourself. That you yourself cease to exist because the other does not see you anymore.